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Bayou St. John (12:15 PM-9:15 PM)
A music fest on the water featuring Alexis and the Samuri, Remedy Krewe, Fleur de Tease, Hot 8 Brass Band, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and more
Central City (1 p.m)
Second lines! Won't bow down!
Mid-City (All day)
Church and a parade to celebrate the club's 104th year
House of Blues (9:00 PM)
The Comedy Central comedian is here for some standup!
Big Top (7 p.m.)
8-16 piece traveilling circus punk troupe. Need we say more? Is there anymore to say? with Sammy Kay and the East Los Three, Dead Legends
Art Klub, 513 Elysian Fields Ave (8:00 PM)
An interactive and sparkling performance presented by Nari Tomassetti
Shadowbox Theatre (8:00 PM)
Straightforward conversational drama explores one area's gentrification through 50 years
Joe Krown feat. Russell Batiste and Walter "Wolfman" Washington
Maple Leaf (10:30PM)
Weekly gig on Oak with Krown on the organ, Washington firing up the guitar strings, and Batiste on the drums.
Hot 8 Brass Band
Howlin’ Wolf Den (10:00PM)
Weekly gig from some of the city’s best in brass
Sunday Youth Music Workshop
All ages workshop with Johnny Vidacovich. Bring your instruments!
Cajun Fais Do Do
Bruce Daigrepont is playing the washboard and getting you to bed early
Krewe du Guza
Le Bon Temps Roule (10:00PM)
Sunday Funday weekly gig from the husband and wife duo
4th Estate in 4D
By Kat Stromquist
Even members of the press, shining defenders of truth and democracy that we are, are not immune to a little harmless navel-gazing. Yesterday's news featured two stories by reporters, on reporters – businessjournalism.org interviewed the Times-Pic business editor on crisis reporting, while the Washington Post reported on media challenges in the face of the Big Oozy. We at NoDef are heartbroken that the Post didn't call us for a comment – catch us for one of those “new media” trend pieces, okay? Kisses!
What's Cookin in the Big Oozy
This time, it was not too many chefs spoiling the broth; the broth was spoiled by the oil, and the chefs were in the gulf to see the sea firsthand. Paul Prudhomme, Dickie Brennan, and an all star crew of local chefs took a painful fieldtrip to the gulf yesterday. Elsewhere, Chuck Subra of La Cote Brasserie has put together another team of chefs to prepare food for the volunteers and fishermen toiling to defend our shoreline.
Heretics of Dune
Environmentalists Slam Jindal Berm Plan
Gov. Bobby Jindal and Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser have become media darlings over the past few weeks, but coastal geologist Dallon Weathers has been shaking his head.
“Categorically, across the board, every coastal scientist that I can think of does not support this plan,” said the University of New Orleans professor.
Jimmy Carville, Hoss!
So, a priest, a minister, and a rabbi walk into a bar. Sorry, standup night's next week! However, Thad Allen and Tony Hayward did walk into uptown eatery Eleven 79 and find James Carville, who ordered a Maker's Mark and spoke his mind. The Ragin' Cajun of K Street also makes a cameo in XKCD's great comic strip take on the Big oozy.
By Kat Stromquist
Seven of twelve judges in New Orleans' judicial district are expected to withdraw from overseeing oil spill damage claims, according to Business Week. The judges plead a multitude of conflicts of interest as the reasons for their recusal, including personal relationships with lawyers involved, investments in oil, and friendships with fishermen. With our long and storied history of local judicial corruption, we're surprised that they chose this moment to have a crisis of conscience. Their forthrightness is admirable...we hope.
Big Oozy Images
Thanks to DailyKingfish for pointing out LogoMyWay's new contest: Redesign the BP logo. Prizes in cash money! Beyond the cliches of toilet bowls turned into BP symbols, and some easy plays on the initials B & P, there's some great design. To sober you up after the aesthetic indulgence, check out Phillippe Cousteau (yeah, Jacque's grandson's) amazing dive beyond the blockade!
“BP Spilt Their Oil, Now We Have No Crawfish Boil:” The May 30th Anti-BP Protest
By Geoffrey Leonard
Unlike many protests and rallies, there was no sponsoring organization behind the March 30th demonstration, staged in Jackson Square, against BP and the federal government’s response to the oil spill on. Instead, a loose knit coalition of individuals, just three private citizens, set up a website and facebook group and began sending invitations.
Hotel Owners Turn To Plan B(P)
By Kat Stromquist
In an ever-clever search for alternative revenue streams, several prominent hotel owners have filed a class action lawsuit against BP for “lost profits and/or loss of earning capacity.” The hoteliers argue that the spill negates all their time and effort marketing New Orleans as a prominent seafood destination. We like this part of the suit – “On information and belief, the spilled oil has not and will not simply evaporate off of the surface of the water.” Clearly, the line was inserted to fend off the dreaded “It'll dry up!” defense.
Meet New Friends! Get Some Exercise! Check out the BP Oil Flood Protest!
Stand with ridiculous numbers of people in Jackson Square this Sunday (1000+ attendees according to facebook) and chant chants, listen to speakers speak, and demonstrate that the Gulf-Pocalypse makes you mad! From the Murdered Gulf website: "The government MUST INTERVENE and by any means necessary, with all available resources STOP THE BP OIL FLOOD!" - We assume they mean any means, excepting a tactical nuke. NoDef hopes to see giant puppets of heretofore unknown politicians and business folk and does not endorse any police clashes that may take place.
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